‘Wacky’ Fun And Games

A family enjoys a game of Jenga. Photos by Justin Hirai and Veronika McKenney

Veronika McKenney

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) offered the residents of Wahiawa Annex a sports and games themed festival at the annex fitness center, Feb. 23.

“Following the success of the Harvest Festival last fall, we decided to continue theming our block parties. With XXIII Olympic Winter Games happening in Pyeongchang this February, we had an easy task and chose to have our own ‘wacky’ version,” said Cat Rost from the MWR special events team.

Participants get ready for a challenge at Wahiawa Annex.

The gym was decorated with the flags of several nations.

Teams who wanted to compete for their chance to stand on the winner’s podium had five disciplines to complete — wacky javelin throw, miniathlon, soccer shoot-out, rings and shot put.

A youngster “gets a kick” out of soccer.

There were nine teams who participated in the competition and the top three with the most points were awarded medals and gift cards.

Those who did not want to compete could still test their skills at several games, including a three-meter knee tremble and a balloon crab walk. In addition, the organizers prepared four mini contests. Cheetos toss in particular proved to be a big hit for children and adults alike.

Children and their parents take part in activities such as coloring and drawing.

All attendees could refuel on the food provided by the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club. Community partners Military and Family Support Center, Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange and Navy Lodge staffed tables to provide information regarding their services.

Last week’s block party was the most recent event presented by MWR at the base in Central Oahu. The next event to be held at Wahiawa Annex is a bench press contest on Thursday, March 8.

For more information on MWR events, go to www.greatlifehawaii.com.

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